Dayton Public Schools central administration exists to support our schools, their students and families, staff and administration. Services include curriculum and instruction, student assignment, safety and security, facilities management, human resources and nutrition services. The district also provides transportation to students attending Dayton Public Schools, parochial schools and charter schools.

Dayton Public Schools Superintendent


Dayton Public Schools Superintendent Rhonda Corr is an educator who has devoted her career to students in several Midwest urban centers. The Dayton Board of Education named Corr to head the district in June 2016, beginning her tenure July 1. She comes to Dayton Public Schools having served as area superintendent in both Indianapolis and Chicago.

As Chicago Public Schools Chief of Schools (Area Superintendent) she oversaw nearly 30,000 students in 36 schools and led them to the highest level of academic growth, as well as substantial gains in academic attainment. She also reduced achievement gaps, increased attendance, and significantly reduced suspensions. 

Prior to that, she was founding principal of the International Newcomers Academy with the Cleveland Metropolitan School District, providing support for immigrant and refugee children and families. She was part of the Closing the Achievement Gap initiative in Cleveland in collaboration with the state for African American and Hispanic males and was a founding team member for social-emotional learning initiatives. She also was selected to present at national conferences for the Council of the Great City Schools and the National Association of Bilingual Education. Throughout her career, her bilingual skills (Spanish) have enhanced her ability to work with area school communities.

She is completing her dissertation on racial equity for her doctorate at the University of Akron. She holds an Educational Specialist Degree in educational leadership, a master’s degree in curriculum and instruction and special education, and a bachelor’s degree in Spanish from Cleveland State University. Corr is a native of Cleveland. She is the mother of two and grandmother of one.




Hiwot Abraha, Assistant Treasurer

Hiwot Abraha

Treasurer/Chief Financial Officer



Marsha Bonhart-Neilson

Director, Media and Public Relations

Jyllian Bradshaw

Legal Counsel




Shelia Burton, Ph.D.

Associate Superintendent, Student Services

Venita Kelley, PhD.

Director, Strategic Communication & Community Relations

Elizabeth Lolli, Ph.D.

Associate Superintendent for Teaching and Learning


Gregory L. Roberson, Ed.D.
Chief, Office for Exceptional Children



Judith Spurlock

Executive Director, Human Resources




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